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  1. Dragons, Serpents, and Slayers in the Classical and Early Christian Worlds

    Dragons, Serpents, and Slayers in the Classical and Early Christian Worlds: A Sourcebook [Paperback]

    Daniel Ogden (Author)

    £19.99

    ISBN: 9780199925117
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Stories about dragons, serpents, and their slayers make up a rich and varied tradition within ancient mythology and folklore. In this sourcebook, Daniel Ogden presents a comprehensive and easily accessible collection of dragon myt... .... Learn More
  2. The Epic Gaze

    The Epic Gaze: Vision, Gender and Narrative in Ancient Epic [Hardback]

    Helen Lovatt (Author)

    £70.00

    ISBN: 9781107016118
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    The epic genre has at its heart fascination and horror at viewing death. Epic heroes have active visual power, yet become objects, turned into monuments, watched by two main audiences: the gods above and the women on the sidelines... .... Learn More
  3. Greece and Mesopotamia

    Greece and Mesopotamia: Dialogues in Literature [Hardback]

    Johannes Haubold (Author)

    £55.00

    ISBN: 9781107010765
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    This book proposes a new approach to the study of ancient Greek and Mesopotamian literature. Ranging from Homer and Gilgamesh to Herodotus and the Babylonian-Greek author Berossos, it paints a picture of two literary cultures that... .... Learn More
  4. The Web of Athenaeus

    The Web of Athenaeus [Paperback]

    Christian Jacob (Author)

    £14.95

    ISBN: 9780674073289
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    In The Web of Athenaeus, Christian Jacob produces a completely fresh and unique reading of Athenaeus's Sophists at Dinner (ca. 200 ce). Jacob provides the reader with a map and a compass to navigate the unfathomable number of inte... .... Learn More
  5. Plato Republic Books 1-5

    Plato Republic Books 1-5 [Hardback]

    C. Emlyn-Jones (Editor); William Preddy (Editor)

    £15.95

    ISBN: 9780674996502
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Series: LOEB
    Volume: 237
    Plato of Athens laid the foundations of the Western philosophical tradition and in range and depth ranks among its greatest practitioners. Traditionally ascribed to Plato are thirty-six dialogues developing Socrates' dialectic met... .... Learn More
  6. Plato Republic Books 6 -10

    Plato Republic Books 6 -10 [Hardback]

    C. Emlyn-Jones (Editor); William Preddy (Editor)

    £16.95

    ISBN: 9780674996519
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Series: LOEB
    Volume: 276
    Plato of Athens laid the foundations of the Western philosophical tradition and in range and depth ranks among its greatest practitioners. Traditionally ascribed to Plato are thirty-six dialogues developing Socrates' dialectic met... .... Learn More
  7. Menander in Antiquity

    Menander in Antiquity: The Contexts of Reception [Hardback]

    Sebastiana Nervegna (Author)

    £60.00

    ISBN: 9781107004221
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    The comic playwright Menander was one of the most popular writers throughout antiquity. This book reconstructs his life and the legacy of his work until the end of antiquity employing a broad range of sources such as portraits, il... .... Learn More
  8. Homeric Durability

    Homeric Durability: Telling Time in the Iliad [Paperback]

    Lorenzo F. Garcia (Author)

    £16.95

    ISBN: 9780674073234
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    In Homeric Durability, Lorenzo F. Garcia, Jr., investigates the concept of time and temporality in Homeric epic by studying the semantics of “durability” and “decay”: namely, the ability of an entity to wit... .... Learn More
  9. The Meaning of Meat and the Structure of the Odyssey

    The Meaning of Meat and the Structure of the Odyssey [Hardback]

    Egbert J. Bakker (Author)

    £55.00

    ISBN: 9780521111201
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    This comprehensive study of the Odyssey sees in meat and meat consumption a centre of gravitation for the interpretation of the poem. It aims to place the cultural practices represented in the poem against the background of the (a... .... Learn More
  10. Greek Comedy and the Discourse of Genres

    Greek Comedy and the Discourse of Genres [Hardback]

    Emmanuela Bakola (Author)

    £65.00

    ISBN: 9781107033313
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Recent scholarship has acknowledged that the intertextual discourse of ancient comedy with previous and contemporary literary traditions is not limited to tragedy. This book is a timely response to the more sophisticated and theor... .... Learn More

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